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Rome – semifinals

2nd semifinal: (2)Roger Federer d. Benoit Paire    7-6(5), 6-4    [1:27 h] Paire played a solid match, especially given the circumstances – completely new territory for him; first time on Centre Court, first time in such an advanced phase … Continue reading

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Rome – three rounds + QFs

Quarterfinals Tomas Berdych had lost 11 straight matches to Novak Djokovic, so when the Serb led 6-2 5:2 in their Rome quarterfinal, Berdych’s victory was actually beyond imagination. Yet this year, the Czech comes back from similarly difficult situations more … Continue reading

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19th week – Madrid

I haven’t described this tournament as past ‘Masters 1000’ events this year, because I had a busy weekend (partying with friends from Breslau), and simply hadn’t time to watch any matches from quarterfinals and onwards.  There was a big surprise … Continue reading

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18th week

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Perhaps achievement of German football teams (Bayern Munchen & Borussia Dortmund advanced to the Champions League final) inspired German players in Munich: four made through to the quarterfinals, three of them to the semifinals – the most Germans in the … Continue reading

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17th week

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The weather in Barcelona was ugly, especially in the last four days. Most of players who advanced to the third round, were forced to play two matches on Friday, semifinals on Saturday were delayed, the final on Sunday was entirely … Continue reading

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Monte Carlo – final

(1)Novak Djokovic d. (3)Rafael Nadal    6-2, 7-6(1)    [1:52 h] Year after year, Nadal was unbeatable in Monte Carlo #, and many fans could expect he would collect another titles until his retirement. Actually I can’t imagine any other … Continue reading

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Monte Carlo – semifinals

2nd semifinal: (1)Novak Djokovic d. Fabio Fognini    6-2, 6-1    [0:52 h] A bridge too far for the flamboyant Italian. He picked off all the munition in his previous matches and facing the best player in the world he … Continue reading

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Monte Carlo – quarterfinals

4th quarterfinal: (1)Novak Djokovic d. Jarkko Nieminen    6-4, 6-3    [1:17 h] Djokovic’s movement improved comparing to previous rounds, however, he found himself again in a position to lose the 1st set. Nieminen established a 2:0 lead having won … Continue reading

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Monte Carlo – first three rounds

The Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters has traditionally weaker field than two other Masters 1000 events held on clay. This year among Top 20 players withdrew: Roger Federer,  David Ferrer, Tommy Haas, Kei Nishikori and Sam Querrey. Novak Djokovic‘s participation was uncertain … Continue reading

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15th week

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On his knees Tommy Robredo [72] celebrated 11th title, the first one in more than two years, and the first one using sunglasses. The 30-year-old Spaniard was injured five months (leg), dropped to No. 471 (May ’12) and obtaining another … Continue reading

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